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November 9th, 2012
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Historic Association's Christmas Tree Festival will return for its second year at the Lockkeeper's House next month, and area residents are encouraged to include something special for the display.
New Bremen Historic Association Trustee Diane Paul noted the event included several displays last year.
CELINA — A nationwide manhunt is underway for a 40-year-old man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Rockford woman on Thursday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Daniel C. Martin, 40, for murder. Mercer County law enforcement officials believe Martin played a role in the shooting death of Melinda S. Shinn, 26, inside her residence at 509 North St., Rockford. Martin was Shinn’s boyfriend at the time of the shooting. Martin’s red Ford Explorer was located in Fort Wayne, Ind., but he remains at-large as of press time.
ST. MARYS — Helping others drives Memorial High School senior Savanna “Van” Jones, who strives to do what she can for others through many aspects of her life.
“I want to help people,” Jones told The Evening Leader.
Jones keeps busy working two jobs — as a waitress at Bob Evans and as a game advisor at Game Stop — and also earns money selling some of her artwork online.
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are searching for a 40-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting at 509 North Street in Rockford. Rockford Police Chief Paul May entered the residence and found Melinda S. Shinn, 26, dead.
ROCKFORD - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey released more information regarding the shooting death of a Rockford woman on Thursday.
In a news release issued Thursday night, Grey identified the victim as Melinda S. Shinn, 26.
ROCKFORD — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are looking for a person of interest in connection with the shooting death of a Rockford woman Thursday morning.
Mercer County Dispatchers received a phone call at approximately 10:43 a.m. Thursday reporting a shooting on West North Street in Rockford. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said law enforcement officials arrived on the scene shortly after the call.
ST. MARYS — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon is looking for the public’s help to put the rest an unsolved homicide that dates back almost four decades.
WAPAKONETA — In the only contest race for an Auglaize County seat, Republican incumbent Christina Lambert easily staved off Democrat challenger Anne Hamilton for the position of Auglaize County recorder during Tuesday’s election.
According to unofficial results, Lambert tallied 15,870 votes, or 75.92 percent, more than 10,000 more than Hamilton’s 5,033 votes, or 24.08 percent.
ST. MARYS — A Celina Republican cruised to re-election and will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate.
Incumbent Keith Faber defeated Libertarian Paul D. Hinds, of Lima, for the 12th District Ohio Senate seat on Election Night. In unofficial results in Auglaize County, Faber earned 83.86 percent of the vote (9,543 votes) to Hinds’ 16.14 percent (1,837 votes). Districtwide, Faber earned 79 percent of the vote (109,885 votes) to Hinds’ 21 percent (29,079 votes).
ST. MARYS — As veteran poll workers helped guide voters to their precincts, a handful of Memorial High School students took the chance to learn first-hand what goes into running an election.
Seniors were excused from class as part of the Youth at the Booth program, which allows students to serve as poll workers to learn about the electoral process. In all, six Roughriders were stationed at polling locations throughout the county.